Tasted last week while concoction a garden fresh omelet with eggplant, kale, onions and tomato's. I topped it with the chili I had made earlier that week as well. Thanks to jen Misewicz for bringing this beer back from the Plainfield Binny's a couple weeks ago. Bought it for the cans and gave one to Paul and Scott for some "Research" tasting.
Taste: The forefront of the beer is choked full of caramel and biscuit malt with a undertone of graininess. Transcending that is a mild orange pith bitterness complemented with floral/earthy hops and some astringency. Butterscotch is present before the real hop bite starts. The very end has a toasted bready quality to it, while remaining dry and prolonged. Maybe some pine, but I think that may have lost it's umf and only left a residual flavor.
Mouthfeel: Fuller mouthfeel with a medium bodied consistency. Carbonation is present midway through and not right away, but only maintaining a lighter characteristic. Some cloying on the roof of the mouth, perhaps from the Diacetyl. Ends somewhat dry, but not to an extreme.
Overall Impression: Hops are certainly on the lower side, which may be because this beer was left unfiltered. Maybe they wanted to preserve the organic-character of the beer, but I think it came at the sacrifice of shelf life. A bolder, malt forward pale with limited hop character. It was cool to see other can's on the shelf aside for what's available in the Midwest. I do like to see unfiltered beer in cans though!